NEW ROUTE BRUDERLIEBE
ON MARMOLADA SOUTH FACE
ATHLETE TESTED. EXPEDITION PROVEN
HANSJÖRG AUER TESTED THE SPRING 12 ALPINE PROJECT KIT CLIMBING THE NEW ROUTE BRUDERLIEBE ON THE SOUTH FACE OF MARMOLADA LAST AUGUST 2011. ESPECIALLY THE LIGHTNESS AND EXTREME WINDPROOF ABILITY OF THE SUMMIT SERIES ALPINE PROJECT WIND JACKET ENABLED HIM TO COMPLETE THE ACHIEVEMENT ON THE EXPOSED FACE.
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ALPINE PROJECT KIT
LIGHTWEIGHT AND BREATHABLE PURPOSE BUILT ALPINE CLIMBING
FOR MAXIMUM ELEVATION AT A MINIMAL WEIGHT
NEW ROUTE BRUDERLIEBEON MARMOLADA SOUTH FACE
Opening the upper part of the route during his first free ascent of the rock, The North Face® athlete Hansjörg Auer completed the climb in the PilastroDorsod’Elefantearea of Marmolada, Belluno, Italy, on August 21st 2011, in a time of 11.5 hours.
Fully supported by his brother Vitus Auer over the time spent to open the route, Hansjörg Auer honouredthe sibling achievement by naming the route 'Bruderliebe'.
"I am so stoked. This is a dream line, one of my greatest achievements in climbing. And on my mountain: Marmolada!" exclaimed a jubilant Hansjörg Auer. "It was my brother Vitus, with whom I shared this moment and to whom I should speak out great thanks. As a synonym, the new line is named 'Bruderliebe'.""
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Opening a route on a mountain is just more as the final day, on which you will free the line. For sure this is the most important day, because all the effort, the invested time, the preparation and so on is coming to an end. Many things are coming together to this magical point, which [...]
Finally I tell you the stories of my Marmolada season this year. The huge first ascent of “Bruderliebe”, which was so intense for me personally together with my brother Vitus. And then two really cool climbs with my friend Gerry coming out the first free ascent of “Colpo di Coda” and the first ascent of “Coco Jambo” which is a direct exit to the classic line “Schwalbenschwanz”.